Title Investment Analyst
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

DIRECT REPORTS: Fund Chief Investment Officer

BACKGROUND     

The firm has established an infrastructure fund that seeks to act as a catalyst by attracting investment from pension funds, insurance firms, and other long-term investors into clean energy projects, deepening the Nigerian capital markets with a new asset class and facilitating access to long term local currency funding.

The successful operation of the Fund will serve to mitigate the constraints preventing the Nigerian pension fund industry from directly investing in these assets, serve as a vehicle to channel their capital into this asset class, and in the long-term motivate their involvement in investing in clean energy infrastructure assets.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Investment Analyst will be required to provide the following Services in connection with the Engagement:

  • – Independently assess the creditworthiness, including due diligence of prospective borrowers and/or trading counterparties, and establish appropriate terms and conditions to mitigate risk
  • – Structure debt and quasi-equity transactions and negotiate credit documentation
  • – Prepare investment/credit memorandum to access new and potential counterparties and present reports to management and committee members
  • – Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the portfolio at the client, industry, and macro-level in order to assess risk and craft value-added solutions that balance risk
  • – Conduct periodic credit renewal analyses of existing portfolio companies, considering the individual business model, financial profile, and performance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Candidates for the Investment Analyst role should possess the following qualifications:

  • – Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics, finance, or a closely related field. A relevant post-graduate qualification (for example ACA, ACCA, CFA, or MBA) will be highly regarded
  • – Extensive corporate finance and/or credit risk experience (minimum of 5 years) at a major financial institution in Nigeria, assessing companies in different sectors and structuring transactions
  • – Good grasp of the issues and constraints faced by the infrastructure project sponsors in Nigeria
  • – Strong credit skills and risk judgment and ability to defend rigorously a fact-based point of view
  • – Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • – Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision
  • – Strong project management skills and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • – Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high-quality work products
  • – Fluency in the use of all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
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